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  1. European View

    Brexit in reverse?

    by George Soros

    Economic reality is beginning to catch up with the false hopes of many Britons. One year ago, when a slim majority voted for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, ...

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    Britain's Norway solution

    by Anatole Kaletsky

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    Shortly after UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call an unexpected “Brexit election,” I wrote that pro-Europeans in Britain might yet snatch victory from the jaws ...

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    The Eurozone's hidden strength

    by Daniel Gros

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    For years, the eurozone has been perceived as a disaster area, with discussions of the monetary union's future often centered on a possible breakup. When the British voted to leave ...

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    Vive l'Euro?

    by Lucrezia Reichlin

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    Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election on May 7 triggered a surge of optimism about the future of the European Union, and the eurozone in particular. This is ...

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    The Eurozone must reform or die

    by Kenneth Rogoff

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    With the election of a reform-minded centrist president in France and the re-election of German Chancellor Angela Merkel seeming ever more likely, is there hope for the stalled ...

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    EU economy needs advanced capital markets

    by Valdis Dombrovskis and Jyrki Katainen

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    It’s springtime and Europe’s economy is flourishing. The EU’s economy is growing for the fifth year in a row, a trend that is set to continue this year and next. But ...

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    The costs and benefits of "ExItaly"

    by Biagio Bossone

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    Durand and Villemot (2016) examine the effects of Italy's possible exit from the euro (“ExItaly”). According to their estimates, the “new lira” ...

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    Euro, the big defeat for the economics profession

    by Alberto Bagnai

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    The euro has been the greatest success of economic science but is becoming the most humiliating defeat for the economics profession. I thank Il Sole 24 Ore for it openness in allowing me to set ...

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    Italy unfit for the Eurozone?

    by Paul De Grauwe

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    Italy’s economic performance since it joined the Eurozone has been dismal. GDP per capita of Italy is now lower than at the start of the Eurozone in 1999. This means that the Italian ...

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    What if leaving the euro became inevitable?

    by Emiliano Brancaccio

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    Staying in or leaving the euro has been a frequent (and often poorly-discussed) topic in recent years. From the free-flowing opinions of armchair commentators to principled ...

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    What if leaving the euro became inevitable?

    by Emiliano Brancaccio

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    Staying in or leaving the euro has been a frequent (and often poorly-discussed) topic in recent years. From the free-flowing opinions of armchair commentators to principled ...

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    What the euro is doing for you

    by Tarek A. Hassan

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    Many of us have fond memories of the time before the euro. I was in a German high school in the late 1990s. I remember spending long days at the local lake and evenings with friends in beer ...

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    History doesn't run in reverse

    by Barry Eichengreen

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    A good case can be made that creating the euro and Italy's participation were both historic mistakes. The problem, we now know, is that monetary union without banking union and ...

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    Reconsidering the Euro for Italy

    by Martin Feldstein

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    Although Italy was an enthusiastic adopter of the euro when the single currency began, the Italian experience of the past decade suggests that was a mistake. Real GDP in Italy is actually ...

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    Return to the Lira? A long-run view

    by John H Cochrane

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    Should Italy have her own currency, and run her own monetary policy? For today, let’s focus on the long-run question, leaving out for now the transition and any immediate ...

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    Italy, the EU and the game of chicken

    by Carlo Bastasin

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    A part of the government and the Partito Democratico majority party that supports it is succumbing to the temptation of challenging our European partners and resisting requests from Brussels for ...